Albany, IN Two Car Collision, Apr 1951


Muncie, Ind., April 2. (UP) - The alleged operator of an after-hours drinking place and seven customers were held on open charges today after a raid by authorities who blamed the establishment for a highway accident which killed five persons.
Dead in the accident at 6 A.M. yesterday were:
EDWARD SELVY, 27, Albany.
CHARLES ACKER, 27, New Castle.
HELEN ACKER, 29, his wife.
CONNIE ACKER, 4, his daughter.
A third ACKER child, CAROL, 5, and SELVY'S brother, JOHN, Wyn, were injured critically and taken to Ball Memorial Hospital here.
The residence of Fiazel Crouch Pugh, 50, was raided by four cars of State Police, Sheriff Pete Anthony and six deputies. Quantities of liquor they said they found on the premises were confiscated.
Coroner Eugene Eissman said a witness to the accident told him one of the drivers, EDWARD SELVY, had been drinking heavily there shortly before.
The witness quoted SELVY as saying he wanted to "see how fast my car can go." The witness said he followed SELVY and his brother when they raced down Ind. 67 and crashed head-on into the ACKER car.
The ACKER family was on route home from a visit to Albany when the accident happened shortly after daybreak at a point one mile from Albany and 11 miles northeast of Muncie.

Linton Daily Citizen Indiana 1951-04-02